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ArcInfo 8
GIS software by ESRI.

ArcView GIS
Popular desktop mapping and GIS software, by ESRI.

Autodesk Geospatial
Autodesk Geospatial software is for precision mapping and geographic information system (GIS) analysis in the AutoCAD® environment.

Caliper GIS Software products
Home of Maptitude and other desktop GIS and mapping software.

CIA World Databank

Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network.

Digital Elevation Data Catalogue
This catalogue includes details of elevation and bathymetric data, together with a section on available software for the display and manipulation of these data, maintained by Bruce Gittings.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Protection Agency home page (US).

Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS)
U.S. Earth Resources Observation Systems Data Center.

Home for ArcInfo 8 and ArcView GIS and mapping software.

ESRI Virtual Campus library
ESRI Virtual Campus library with access to a vast array of GIS information.

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
The Federal Geographic Data Committee coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).The 17 federal agencies that make up the FGDC are developing the NSDI in cooperation with organizations from state, local, and tribal governments, the academic community, and the private sector.

Geographers Craft
Geography classes on-line, by Dr. Kenneth E. Foote of the University of Texas at Austin.

Geography and GIS Servers Listing
A collection of geography-related sites all over the world, maintained at Utrecht University.

Leading provider of Geospatial Information.

ESRI Virtual Campus library
ESRI Virtual Campus library with access to vast array of GIS information.

GIS Software Listing
This is a general compilation of many of the major Geographic Information Software (GIS) and Geographic Image Processing (GIP) packages currently available. Originally developed by Oliver Weatherbe and now maintained by Vinton Valentine.

Award-winning search engine.

Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS)
GRASS is a GIS with raster, topological vector, image processing, and graphics production functionality that operates in the UNIX environment through a graphical user interface and shell in X-Windows.

IDRISI is a raster geographic analysis software package, developed by a non-profit research organization within the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. IDRISI provides an extensive suite of tools for image processing, geographic and statistical analysis, spatial decision support, time series analysis, data display, and import/export and conversion.

Intergraph Corporation
Home for GeoMedia mapping and /GIS software.

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
The Geography and Map Division has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 4.5 million maps including 60,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, numerous globes and plastic relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including electronic. These cartographic materials date from fourteenth century portolan charts through recent geographic information systems data sets.

Home of MapInfo Professional, leading software for mapping and geographic analysis.

NASA Home Page

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)
The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis is an independent research consortium dedicated to basic research and education in geographic information science and its related technologies.

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is the national repository for geophysical data, providing a wide range of science data services and information.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA's mission is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and conserve and wisely manage the nation's coastal and marine resources. Acquire coastal satellite images at this site.

National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (NGDC)
The USGS node of the National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse is a component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The Clearinghouse provides a pathway to find information about geospatial or spatially referenced data available from USGS.

National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)
NSDI encompasses policies, standards, and procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share geographic data. This site includes metadata, and a clearinghouse of geographic data.

NCGIA Core Curriculum, New
Given the continuing demand for copies of the original 1990 NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIS, the NCGIA has decided that a major revision is warranted. The new Core Curriculum concentrates on providing fundamental course content and lecture materials for educators.

NCGIA Core Curriculum, Original
The original 1990 NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIS.

Project GeoSim
Project GeoSim is creating education modules for introductory geography courses.

Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)
USGS Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS) information site.

Spatial Odyssey
Annual Bibliographic GIS Series. Lists conference proceedings and various compendia of interest to GIS researchers.

See U.S. Census.

United Nations Environment Program/Global Resource Information Database (UNEP/GRID) is an internationally recognized information center providing decision-makers and the public with improved access to high quality environmental information.

University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)
UCGIS is a non-profit organization of universities and other research institutions dedicated to advancing our understanding of geographic processes and spatial relationships through improved theory, methods, technology, and data.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
World Wide Web gateway for the U. S. Geological Survey.

USGS Geographic Information Systems explained
What is a GIS? How does a GIS work? What's special about a GIS? And applications of GIS.

USGS National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
See National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse.

US Census TIGER files mapping service
World Wide Web gateway for the census TIGER data at the U.S. Census Bureau. The goal of this service is to provide a public resource for generating high-quality, detailed maps of anywhere in the United States, using public geographic data.

World Data Bank
National statistics for countries and regions, sample maps showing environmental and other data.

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